Thoughtfully engaging life and culture as a way of loving God and loving others
This is why I love you!! You are so honest about your struggles, and we ALL struggle and fall short, yet you are so good to use your struggles to point others to the Lord! I agree, if we didn’t have these weaknesses we would be so proud and think we didn’t need the Lord. About anger, I agree with one of the bloggers you linked to, I think we moms absolutely run ourselves in the ground to the point of exhaustion. We don’t eat, rest or take care of ourselves like we should then we fall apart like a cranky, hungry toddler! But when that happens (yes, I am also guilty of losing my temper with my kids more than I’d like to admit) you are exactly right! We can apologize and teach our children about our loving, forgiving, Heavenly Father! I hit my knees in prayer about this just a day or 2 ago! My daughter was complaining grumbling all morning and I finally snapped and lectured her harshly on how much we’ve done for her lately…given her her own bedroom, summer vacations, etc. and as I’m ranting I started thinking (this happens a lot) about my own grumbling and unthankfulness despite all God’s rich blessings and provision….ouch! I repented and softened towards her and told her (again)how God helps Mommy and she can ask Him to help her too! God is teaching me at the same time I’m teaching my kids!! Thanks again Elizabeth!! I will be thinking on this one for the rest of the day!
Oh and one more thought… as a fellow mom of little ones I can relate to your feelings of discouragement and guilt. But you just shared the amazing love of God with others, and that’s a reason to rejoice! Love u!! : )
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